on the trolley : June

As the season changes, so too is my trolley, with another big reshuffle and reorganisation. The big change this month is the addition of my spinning wheel. For well over a month now, I’ve been wanting to spin, and I kept putting off the dyeing of the fibres and actually getting stuck in. Part of my procrastination was inspired by […]

me made fail

The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things; like the season of hardcore Me Made May has come and gone. Another year, and another fail, and I think I can officially admit defeat. Well, not defeat so much, but to accept garment sewing has taken a back burner in the current hyperfixiation rankings; and that’s ok. […]

on the trolley :: May

When I decided, back in January, to create a monthly series featuring my trolley and way I use it to keep me organised, I expected it to be nothing more than a fun little filler post, giving a bit of a peek behind the curtains, so to speak, without the pressure to show progress on a WIP or a finished […]

craft room tour

For almost four years, from January 2020 to October 2023, I mourned my beloved craft room in town. A little sunroom off the side of the original half of the house, nothing more than an enclosed verandah, it was flooded with light and kitted out with a wrap around desk, stacks of shelving and storage. It took weeks to sort […]

hobbies can wait

“Are you actually going to use it, or will it just end up collecting dust?” The question, from my husband, as he stared at the loom now taking up residence in our lounge room, would be considered by most reasonable people to be a fair one. If there’s one thing in life I do not lack for, it’s options in […]

easter in review

The cupboard is slowly emptying of chocolate, the sugar crashes are in full swing, and Easter is done for another year. Funnily enough, I think we were craftier when we had a smaller space and limited supplies than we were this year. In fairness, Holy Week, normally jam-packed with fun and crafts was interrupted by dentist appointments (Monday) and hair […]

commonplace book :: how I plan my creative life

Some projects pop up in my mind, and all the planets align for me to dive straight in; I have the mojo, the time, the supplies or the ability to procure them in the immediate short term. Others percolate a bit. I might have the inspiration but not the mojo. I might be elbow deep in a different project. The […]

show time

Coming through the main entrance, and creeping down the driveway at a walking pace, the main thoroughfare of the Showgrounds was transformed. Normally a quiet, one lane road leading past the basketball sheds down to the archery range where Boy2 spends his Tuesday evenings; for the day it was a hive of activity. People moving around, calling out, setting up. […]

on the trolley :: March

In general, I consider myself a pretty unfocused crafter, forever bouncing from idea to idea to idea. When I decided to document monthly the changes in my active projects trolley, I expected to see radically different projects popping up in each round up. As I come to the end of February and start resetting my trolley for the month ahead, […]

three “splurge” purchases I can’t live without

Once upon a time, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and hashtags on instagram worked, I had a fun little personal tag – #lookAJmoretools – documenting the myriad toys, tools and goodies I’ve collected along the way. As each new inspiration strike hit and dragged me into a new hyper fixation, my collection of bits and bobs grew. It became […]